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East Coast India Pale Ale | Azalea Coast Brewery

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East Coast India Pale AleEast Coast India Pale Ale
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East Coast India Pale AleEast Coast India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Azalea Coast Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.64/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear, coppery body with a medium-sized, white head.

Smell: Mild aroma, but what is there is a tart-smelling note of shamed fruits. Oh dear.

Taste: Blast! This funky, tart fruitiness obscures any proper tastes of malts of hops. This, friends, is a disaster.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: This is the second bottle from Azalea Coast that seemed conspiciously tainted. They're becoming the Siletz of the East Coast!

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Photo of burnstar
2.72/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a nice murky gold with a medium sized head. Smell is herbal and grassy hops. Not exactly the aroma I expect from an IPA. Smells more like a pils. Not bad but not correct for the style IMO. Taste is citrus and herbal hops. Seems rather one dimensional. Malt character is simple light malt easily dominated by the hops. Again it's almost like a big pilsner but not as smooth. Actually, the more I drink this- it is rather tart which is also unexpected. Medium bodied with sufficient carbonation. Not bad, but not what you think of when you think of IPA. Kind of like a semi-successful homebrew experiment.

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Photo of plaid75
3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger creamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a subtle citric hop and light grainy malt.

The taste was upfront bitter lemon with some resiny peppery hop. There was a light huskiness as well. Way too bitter.

The mouthfeel was on the lighter side for the style with a puckering finish.

Overall not something I would seek out again. The tartness takes much away from this beer.

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Photo of atsprings
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle pours a hazy dark orange with a nice wispy frothy head that leaves great lacing on the glass. The smell is of citrus hops with a hint of pine against a mild malt presence. The taste is an unusual hop blend with some malt sweetness. The beer is medium bodied with some present alcohol. This one is somewhat enjoyable, but far from the best.

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Photo of Vancer
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brew sent courtesy of limesmut via a nice trade, thanks mucho!

Classic clear amber pour, topped by a head of ivory marshmallow - thick and creamy.

Now the aroma was different - a sour funk of horse blanket and hops. Much the same in the quaff, along with a pop of citrus and orange. A sharp twang in the finish rounds it up to IPA status - defiantly a different IPA, a funky monkey.

Still tasty and I enjoyed the bomber - give one a go!

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Photo of theWrkncacnter
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle. Nice head with lots of lacing and a good amount of retained bubbles around the edges. Color is a nice slightly hazy copper. Nose is interesting. There's the normal IPA smells, like some nice hops and a small amount of malts. But on top of all this is a smell that can only be described as: gingerbread cookies. I'm not sure what they used in this, but it smells like christmas cookies. It's not bad, it's just something I've never smelled in a beer before. Taste is a little more of a normal IPA. There's some nice hop bitterness and some notes of toasted malts underneath, and there a nice finish with a little bit of gingerbread cookies. As it warms more and more of the hops come out and the gingerbread-ness goes away. Mouthfeel is nice and dry, like an IPA should be. Very drinkable at 7.25%. Overall a fairly respectable IPA. Nothing crazy, but not bad. The gingerbread cookie quality was interesting and welcome, not sure if it's there on purpose. I'd probably pick up another bottle, especially since it's made about 40 miles away from me.

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Photo of jjayjaye
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one as an extra from drunkmonk...thanks much!!

Mine isn't pouring as clear as some that i'm reading about. Cloudier towards the bottom. Man, this one really smells unique too! Sweet and sharp, like tangerines and strawberries. The off white head from the pour is nothing short of amazing. It's fading like an ice cream float, leaving 3D lacing behind. The taste is as unique as the nose...very similar. I like that the flavor is fully expressed. I can't say that it's true to style, but it drinks well. I find it hard to believe that it's 7.25% ABV. The flavor is on the piny side, but without the resin character. It's a little soapy or perfume-like (whatever), but the freshness suggested from the strawberry is nice and it lingers appropriately. Pretty cool interpretation. It's unique enough that it's gonna take some darts, but i had a BLAST checking it out. Thanks again, Bro.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another nice IPA on a hot afternoon day, not much more you can ask for right? This one was served cold and bubbled up a good two and a half inches of head before settling back down to earth. Coating the sides with numerous, sticky lacing it clung to the walls for what seemed like forever. Aroma if deep orange, touches of grapefruit and mellow pineapple rose through the air. Warming allowed a subtle balance to take shape and hints of biscuit like malt notes to start to come through on the mid palate. Nice balance here again as the soft body and ample carbonation really work quite well here and give it a nice, easy drinking and quite session able profile.

Overall a really solid IPA and one that I would not mind seeing again any day.

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East Coast India Pale Ale from Azalea Coast Brewery
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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